Plenty of proof God disproves of gay marriage

Reader says bible verses show God's disapproval of polygamy, same sex marriage

Re: Biblical reasons don’t impede gay marriage (Letters, Aug. 17)

In his letter, Rev. Elrod states “there is no Biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.” Actually, there are many throughout the Bible. The first is Genesis 2:24, “A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.” Other clear examples are in 1 Corinthians 7 and Ephesians 5. Also, 1 Timothy 3:12 correctly says, “Let deacons be the husband of one wife.”

Rev. Elrod seems to feel that his examples of polygamous marriages, Abram (Abraham) pretending his wife, Sarai, was his sister, having a child by his servant, Hagar and Lot (not Noah) having children with his daughters supports God’s apathy to or approval of same gender marriages. Actually, God was totally disapproving of all these behaviours. For God’s opinion on same sex relationships, please read Romans 1:26-27, Leviticus 18:22 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

One doesn’t have “to cherry pick Biblical verses” to find the Biblical definition of marriage and how very essential that is to a stable, healthy society. They are very plentiful.

Cathie Bushey

Sidney

 

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